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Senior Fuel Cell Test Engineer

Guardbridge, St Andrews, Scotland, UK

Job Type

Full time

About the Role

As a Senior Testing Engineer specialising in fuel cells, you will play a crucial role in leading the testing and
validation activities of our fuel cell systems. You will be responsible for developing and implementing
comprehensive testing strategies, ensuring the performance, reliability, and safety of our products. This role requires extensive knowledge of fuel cell technology, testing methodologies, and the ability to lead and mentor a team of engineers and technicians.


• Lead and oversee the testing and validation activities for fuel cell systems, ensuring adherence to industry
standards and project requirements.
• Develop comprehensive test plans, protocols, and procedures for various types of testing, including
performance, durability, environmental, and safety testing.
• Conduct in-depth data analysis and interpretation, providing insights and recommendations for system
performance improvement.
• Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including design engineers, R&D, and quality assurance,
to address testing-related challenges and optimise system performance.
• Stay up to date with the latest advancements in fuel cell testing techniques, methodologies, and industry
best practices.
• Mentor and provide technical guidance to junior testing engineers, fostering their professional growth and
• Prepare comprehensive testing reports and documentation for internal and external stakeholders.
• Ensure compliance with safety protocols and maintain a safe working environment within the testing


Essential Knowledge/ Qualifications

• Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. PhD’s degree is


• Extensive experience in fuel cell testing, preferably in a senior or lead role.

• Strong technical knowledge of fuel cell systems, including stack performance, durability, and safety


• Proficiency in using testing equipment and software, such as electrochemical analysers, gas analysers, and

data acquisition systems.

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and draw

meaningful conclusions.

• Strong leadership skills with the ability to effectively lead and mentor a team.

• Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and

external partners.

Desirable Knowledge/ Qualifications

• Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to fuel cell testing, such as ISO 14687 and SAE J2600.

• Project management experience, including managing timelines, resources, and deliverables.

• Knowledge of quality control principles and methodologies.

• Passion for clean energy technologies and a commitment to sustainability.

About the Company

ZEM (Zero Emission Marine) Fuel Systems Ltd is a start-up company specialising in the design and manufacture of Direct Ammonia Fuel Cells (DAFs) for low-carbon applications such as marine transport and off-grid power generation. ZEM Fuel Systems’ fuel cell systems are designed to be environmentally friendly, with zero harmful emissions and high energy efficiency. The company's mission is to provide sustainable and innovative solutions for the marine sector as part of the global energy transition towards Net Zero. ZEM Fuel Systems also provides consulting and technical support services to help customers integrate Direct Ammonia Fuel Cell systems into their applications and operations. With a team of experienced engineers and researchers, ZEM Fuel Systems is dedicated to driving innovation in the fuel cell industry and accelerating the adoption of clean energy solutions worldwide.

How to Apply

If you are a talented Fuel Cell Test Engineer looking to make a significant impact in the field of fuel
cell systems, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit your CV, a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, and any supporting documentation to Dr A. Damiano Bonaccorso by emailing Please include "Fuel Cell Test Engineer" in the subject line.

ZEM is an equal-opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

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